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Mortgage Rates Climb Higher in the Week Ending May 5, 2022

Freddie Mac has released its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending May 5, 2022. The PMMS reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.27% with an average 0.9 point, up from last week when it averaged 5.10%. A year ago, at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.96%.

Job Cuts Increased, Hiring Decreased in April 2022

According to the latest Job Cut Report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas (CG&C), Inc, U.S.-based employers announced 24,286 cuts in April 2022. This is a 14% increase from the 21,387 cuts announced in March 2022, and it is up 6% year-over-year from the 22,913 cuts announced in April 2021.